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Bund Outlines Policies for Representatives in Communal Activity

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The policies pursued by the elected representatives of the Jewish labor party, Bund, representing the Jewish working class in the municipal civic and communal institutions, were outlined at a conference called by the party.

One hundred and six delegates attended the conference, the majority being members of the city governments, labor benefit kassas and delegates to the Kehillah councils and Kehillah executive committees.

Henryk Ehrich, one of the leaders of the party, stated that it was the policy of the party members who are elected to the city governments to be in opposition to the majority if it consists of middle class and bourgeois representatives. The Bund delegates support the city governments in such cities where the majority in the councils is composed of socialist delegats. In such cases the Bund representatives make their support conditional upon an agreement of the Polish Socialists to support the economic and national cultural demands of the Jewish population.

The policies pursued by the Bund representatives who are members of the various kehillah institutions was described by Mr. Wilner. The aim of the labor party Bund in sending delegates to the Kehillah is to convert the Kehillah into a secular institution, to rid it of its religious character and through participation in the work, further the “fight against the Jewish clericalism.”

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